Class I Railroads

News and analysis focused on shipping and Class I U.S. railroads such as CSX Transportation, Union Pacific Railroad and Kansas City Southern Railway.

 

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The Federal Railroad Administration is making it easier for inspectors and agency lawyers to initiate criminal investigations, and to impose more and higher civil penalties, beginning this month.

News & Analysis

22 Aug 2016
Truck and rail traffic in Southern California back to normal after wildfire contained.
19 Aug 2016
The continued closure of at least one railway line and a highway disrupted the flow of containers to and from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Friday in the fourth day of a savage wildfire wreaking havoc in the northeast Los Angeles area.
18 Aug 2016
A major North American intermodal group isn’t expecting a dramatic rebound in business next year.
18 Aug 2016
A wildfire northeast of Los Angeles continued to disrupt the flow of containers to and from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Thursday, but road and rail traffic was less affected than Wednesday, officials said.
Big rigs pack into a California Pilot Travel Center after the Blue Cut fire closed the I-15. Credit: @KTLA.
17 Aug 2016
The Blue Cut wildfire, which cut off road and rail traffic in the Cajon Pass, northeast of L.A. and the Inland Empire, is causing shipping detours and delays.
16 Aug 2016
Shippers can now tap a new door-to-door intermodal rail service connecting the U.S. and eastern Canada.
A section of I-12 lies flooded and abandoned in Louisiana as severe flooding impacted the movement of goods on the Gulf Coast for the third time this year.
15 Aug 2016
The crisis has challenged the transportation sector in the region, which is served from the north by Kansas City Southern Railway and from the west by BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. The over-the-road sector, though, has been hit the hardest.
An intermodal rebound would be most welcome by Class I railroads in the U.S. and Canada, which have been struggling as demand for coal and other commodities has floundered.
08 Aug 2016
The so-called freight recession in North America may soon be coming to an end.
02 Aug 2016
BNSF Railway will appeal last week’s California Superior Court ruling that the environmental impact report on a proposed near-dock rail yard is inadequate.
29 Jul 2016
A teacher union blockade of freight rails in Mexico that trapped 4,000 thousands of containers in the key port of Lazaro Cardenas, and also some in Manzanillo, preventing them from moving in and out of the port, is over.